SMART-X® (Lightweight polystyrene boards)

Weather resistant plastic sheets, both sides with white, hard surface for signs, hanging signs and advertising displays. Protective film on one side.
For outdoor use up to approx. 2 years | Lightweight & stable | 100% recyclable

5.0 mm
10.0 mm
Stock format
1220 x 2440 mm
1220 x 3050 mm
1560 x 3050 mm
2030 x 3050 mm
3 boards
4 boards
5 boards
8 boards
10 boards
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SMART-X® (Lightweight polystyrene boards)
Made of impact-resistant polystyrene for outdoor use up to approx. 2 years!

Solid plastic panel with top layers of weather and UV-resistant, impact-resistant solid polystyrene (HIPS) and a core of foamed polystyrene (often used as an alternative to FOREX). Covered with protective film on one side. SMART-X® is completely insensitive to moisture and therefore suitable for outdoor use up to approx. 2 years.


SMART-X® is used for demanding applications – indoor and outdoor – in the field of visual communication for advertising signs, displays, hanging signs, POS / POP displays. Customers include furniture stores, DIY stores, food chains and service providers from the event marketing sector.

Further processing:

SMART-X® is extremely light and at the same time very stable (no distortion), completely insensitive to moisture and UV-stable. The fine, even surface structure is ideal for direct digital printing and screen printing. The boards can be laminatedsawed and milled.
The panels are made of 100% polystyrene. Due to the pure material compound, the plastic panels are 100% recyclable. Over 95% of the production waste generated during manufacture is collected and recycled. SMART-X is an alternative product to PVC rigid foam boards, MDF, chipboard etc.

(Special) sizes and freeforms:

As a leading 3A distributor KOHLSCHEIN offers SMART-X® in many thicknesses and sizes.
We are happy to cut individual (special) sizes according to your specifications: cutting service.

Further features:

  • SMART-X® meets the requirements of the RoHS / WEEE directives of the European Community for the restriction of hazardous substances
  • Contains no lead, no mercury, no cadmium, no hexavalent chromium, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, no CFCs, no asbestos, no plasticisers and no silicone
  • Meets the requirements of the current version of the European Union's chemicals regulation (REACH Regulation) - it does not contain any of the substances mentioned in the current version of the ECHA Candidate List of Substances of very high concern (SVHC)
  • Operating temperature: from -10 to 70°C
All information is based on the current technical knowledge and experience of the manufacturer. It is to be regarded as advisory and therefore not legally binding.


SMART-X® product information (PDF file)

SMART-X® (Lightweight polystyrene boards)


5.0 mm, 10.0 mm


1000 g/m², 1900 g/m²

Stock format:

1220 x 2440 mm, 1220 x 3050 mm, 1560 x 3050 mm, 2030 x 3050 mm

Type of Material :

Plastic, Polystyrol (PS), Sandwich board


Polystyrene (PS)




Polystyrene (PS), Bright

Printing processes:

Digital printing, Large format digital printing, Screen printing

Further processing:

Laminating, Milling, Sawing

Application/range of use:

Decorations, Displays POS/POP, Exhibition stand construction/shopfitting, Figurines, Furniture construction, Hanging signs, Interior design, Lamination substrate for prints & photos, Posters, Shop window design, Signs, Stands

Special features:

Heat resistance, Waterproof, Impact resistant, Low weight, Moisture repellent, Temperature resistant, UV-resistant




3A Composites



Here is an overview of the grammages, thicknesses and formats we have in stock.
Special formats and/or special thicknesses are possible on request.

Grammage (g/m²) Thickness (mm) Available formats (mm)
1000 5 1220 x 2440 1220 x 3050 1560 x 3050 2030 x 3050
1900 10 1220 x 2440 1220 x 3050 1560 x 3050 -